1. From the excerpt and article, describe the rationalizations used by Mr. Pavlo? Pavlo said in an interview that he wanted to advance his career and was very eager to make his way to the top level position of the management of the organization (Portal, 2008). He also told that he was rewarded always by doing bad things. Although, he was at pressure in meeting the company’s goals; but he managed his superiors and made sure that he was doing good in fulfilling the company’s goals.
A great example of fraud was when Peter and the two employees hacked the corporate system in order to transfer money to their personal accounts. Moreover, theft is executed when they stole the copier machine with the only intention to destruct it. These types of frauds have been considered misappropriation of assets since both, the money and the copier machine, were counted as a part of the company assets and they as employees of the IT company abuse of their job positions to benefit their personal needs through the omission of fraudulent
The fraud triangle is made up by three distinguished elements. These elements in the fraud triangle consist of pressure, opportunity, and rationalization. The overall representation of the fraud triangle can be seen as the specific model to spot any type of high-risk unethical and fraudulent performances being conducted by a company, in this case Cendant Corporation. Cedant Corporations actions can be analyzed by the fraud triangle by the way that their senior management/top management decisions fell into the three categories of pressure, rationalization, and opportunity. Cendant Corporation had the pressure to comply with their shareholders and to maintain a stable financial status to prove that they were a profitable organization with a bright company image.
Towania Mims BUL3310 Discussion 5 1. What principles apply to attribute liability between these parties? The principles that apply to attributing liability in this case focus on long-standing practices wherein any blank-endorsed cashier check, such as those cashed by the employee in this particular case are applicable under the UCC when a bank exchanges money over to the party that is given to a person that is unlawfully in possession of these checks or instruments, the holder or company that holds these checks is liable for the checks as they are required to ensure due diligence regarding not allowing these checks to be used for nefarious purposes 2.
“Literature is thought provoking; it allows us to raise questions and gives us a deeper understanding of issues and situations." The novel Jasper Jones allows us to raise questions about today 's contemporary society. It mirrors issues in a certain historical context but also issues which are evident today. The novel not only portrays abuse of power as being one of the most important issues in the 1950’s to the 1960’s but also in the 21st century.
In U.S. v. Jones, Antoine Jones owned a popular nightclub in the District of Columbia. As the police department and FBI had reasonable suspicion to believe that cocaine trafficking was taking place in the club, law enforcement enabled strict surveillance. The strict surveillance consisted of cameras around the nightclub, officers obtained a warrant to implement device to register phone numbers of anyone calling Jones or calls Jones made and installed a wiretapping device. In addition, the officers installed a GPS tracking device in Jones vehicle, to install this device the officers had to obtained a warrant that allowed the GPS to be installed for ten days in the District of Columbia. However, as the car traveled to Maryland the officers changed
Ninety-year-old Samuel Sonora suffers from dementia and was taken in by relatives out of what seemed to be a compassionate concern for his well-being. Not long after being taken in by relatives, Mr. Sonora was found wandering in a bus terminal 1,000 miles away from home without any recollection of how he ended up there and returned to his relatives. Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the situation, Adult Protective Services investigated Mr. Sonora’s finances and found the relatives had taken thousands of dollars from the elderly man’s bank account under the disguise of maintenance work that had never been done. Nor could they explain how Mr. Sonora ended up 1,000 miles away from home in light of his current physical and mental condition (National Adult Protective Service
Question I: Healthcare fraud is intentionally deceiving, providing false statements, or misrepresentation in order to obtain an unauthorized benefit through billing Federal/State insured agencies e.g. Medicare or Medicaid. Fraudulent activity involves the act of knowingly, willfully, and intentionally committed or committed the act with reckless disregard. False Claims Act (“FCA”) prohibits knowingly presenting or causing to be presented a false claim for payment of government funds. Penalties can include criminal, civil and administrative consequences. : 18 U.S.C. § 287 Criminal prosecution/imprisonment, Civil - 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733 suspension of payments, exclusion from participation in federal health care programs for 5 years or more,
Witchcraft is defined as the practice of magic, especially black magic; the use of spells and the invocation of spirits. In June 1648 Margret Jones, a midwife from Charlestown was indicted and found guilty for witchcraft and hung on a tree. She was the first individual to be executed for witchcraft in Massachusetts Bay Colony. John Winthrop recorded the evidence in his journal during her trial in which states, “Her behavior at her trial was very intemerate, lying notoriously, and railing upon the jury and witnesses, etc., and in the like distemper she died. My view on the evidence used in the Margret Jones case is that the evidence is non-valid because there is no reasonable evidence to lead to a logical conviction.
Background WorldCom, once known as one of the most powerful telecommunication organizations of the world, is now studied as a case of a fraudulent company that carried out unethical financial activities to cover its weakening position in the market. After some aggressive investment decisions, the company started to witness huge financial pressure. The management used various forged accounting entries to conceal its weakening position. Cynthia Cooper, Vice President Internal Audit, discovered the unethical activities and raised the issue with the management and relevant departments and received bitter responses. She carried out internal audits in her own capacity with her colleagues and compiled evidence against fraudulent activities.
The first step that the auditor should take is to gather as much information about any security procedures and policies that may have been in use following the information collected from the records available. Since each policy may have a different aspect that it works on, the findings from the audit may present evidence that may be vital in identifying the existing procedures or the absence of any policies or procedures. The existence of policies and procedures enables a company to reduce the occurrence or the impacts of a given risk. The lack of such policies may lead to reduced risk management